What hasWestchester has it all. With a population nearing one million residents, is the 450-square-mile county north of New York City. Its geographical setting is a favorable one, with the Long Island Sound on the southeast and the Hudson River on the west. Within the county’s borders, the terrain is largely rolling hills, intersected by the Croton, Bronx and Saw Mill rivers.

It has retained much of its rural character, while adopting the urban and suburban lifestyles dictated by its proximity to New York City.

From Yonkers to Yorktown, Peekskill to Pelham, learn about this thriving county and its history, culture, geography and population trends. This is the perfect place to start if you are new to the area or simply want to learn more about your county and local government.

Planning a trip or a family outing to Westchester couldn't be easier either, visit Westchester’s Office of Tourism and the Parks Department. You'll see just how much Westchester has to offer. 

Read up on Westchester's county charter, administrative code and local laws online.